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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Nov 3, 2008 1:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Golden Road

I bought the digi-paks individually, and only the first 5, so I'm stuck in the middle - should I buy it at retail price just to get the 2nd batch of 5 albums, from American Beauty up... I like the 2nd live Dead album, and certain tracks on everything after that, but I rarely play them now.
Maybe Bear's Choice is a big improvement over the original track selection? I don't know, but it looks like it would be night and day (that was one very few fans liked or played much when it first came out).


Based on the 1st 2 albums alone, The Grateful Dead (1967) and Anthem of the Sun (1968) Golden Road is essential... mainly for the beautifully improved soundd; plus added length to many tracks (on the debut album) which had been edited (the fade-outs remained on all prior editions) until this rerelease.
The bonus tracks are the best on those 2 as far as I know (does the box set version of Birth of The Grateful Dead have any added tracks?)
You could also wait (but why would you) until 2017 or 2016 for the 50th anniversary deluxe edition, which may feature even more bonus tracks, such as the complete, unedited alternate version of Viola Lee Blues and maybe the rerelease of 1966 Oddities and Rarities (o.p.) etc. etc.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 3, 2008 3:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Golden Road

Good point dude!

The Bears choice bonus tracks in particular are fantastic! The Smokestack from 2/8/70 just might be the best Smokestack ever!

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Nov 7, 2008 10:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Golden Road

Just got ahold of the expanded Bear's Choice - History of The Grateful Dead.

Playing the 2-8-1970 SB Smokestack Lightning jetz!

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Nov 3, 2008 4:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Golden Road

02-13?

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 3, 2008 5:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Golden Road

Nope!

2/8/70, smokeyest Smokestack ever...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 3, 2008 3:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Golden Road

Hey CPW--just thought I would chime in since I caught your comment on BChoice, and agree completely. Listening to the big shows of acoustic sets from 1970 that I love today, like 6-7 or 9-20, I realize I NEVER listen to BChoice, and never really did back then.

Ironic given his place in the world of the DEAD.

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Nov 3, 2008 3:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Golden Road

same here. got the original lp and its still as good as new. played it only a few times

fantastic artwork though

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